There's no doubting that having stress in our lives can cause our waters to become a little choppy, and discovering the keys to being able to manage stress on a day to day basis can help in
reducing potential harm to our health.
It is known that over time, continued strain on our mind and body from routine stress may contribute to health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and anxiety according to the national institute of mental health, and there is even more evidence that now suggests chronic stress can lead to premature brain aging due to raised cortisol levels.
So what is stress, and how can we combat it?
Stress is a feeling you get when faced with a situation you think you cannot manage.
You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless, and unable to cope.
It is something that can impede upon how you view your world, which means that your focus can become distorted, making it harder to attain and achieve desired lifestyle results.
Stress is a process, not a diagnosis. It is something that isn’t always a bad thing either as some people can thrive on it and even need it to get things done.
The question is, does your stress work for you, or work against you?
There are ways in which stress can be resourceful, and ways it can impede our progress which can cause anxiety, tiredness, and sometimes depression.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one
It’s inevitable that there is going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice as to how you let it affect you, so here’s a set of stress buster exercises you can start today to have you on your way to a stress free way of living:
Here’s to living stress free.
Remember, it's your time, make it count!